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On July 10, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Reference re Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, 2020 SCC 17. The 5-4 majority held that ss. 1 to 7 of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, SC 2017, c. 3, enacted by Parliament in 2017, are a valid exercise of Parliament’s jurisdiction over criminal law under s. 91 (27) […]

In Comité des citoyens inondés de Rosemont c. Ville de Montréal, 2020 QCCA 696 the Court of Appeal heard an appeal of a judgment on a motion for directives and to dismiss exhibits in a class action related to flooding. At issue was whether the individual aspects of each class member’s plumbing system was relevant at the common issues trial or at the individual recovery stage.